CD 1103 Child Development  3-0-3                      

This introductory course is designed to prepare students to identify the physical, intellectual and social/emotional development of children from conception through adolescence.  The students will recognize major theories of human development as they apply to children, birth through adolescence.  The students will apply knowledge of how children develop and learn to support the diversity of children and their families.  This course satisfies the CDA Competency #6.


CD 1123 Intro to Early Childhood Education 3-0-3

This is an introductory course that focuses on the foundations of early childhood education from infancy through the early primary years.  Developmentally appropriate practice, multicultural issues and special needs children are included.  This course satisfies the CDA Competencies #2, #3, #4, and #5.  It is recommended that Child Development majors complete this course before CD 1103


CD 1223 Behavior and Guidance of Young Children 3-0-3

This course emphasizes positive guidance and discipline for young children based on child development theory and developmentally appropriate practice.  The students will demonstrate specific positive guidance techniques such as creating environments, planning child-centered programs and effective communication.  Supervised lab required.  This course satisfies the CDA Competency #3.


CD 2101 Developmentally Appropriate Practice   1-0-1

This course defines and describes the principles of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood programs.  This topic will be explored through video presentation and lecture with emphasis on applying the principles of child growth and development to practice.  Teachers, parents, and administrators who are interested in best practice for young children would benefit from this course.  This course satisfies the CDA Competencies #5 and #6.


CD 2113 Program and Curriculum Planning for Early Childhood  3-0-3                   

This course is designed for students who teach children from infancy through the early primary years.  Students will examine various types of programs and analyze curriculum for children in group settings.  Students will demonstrate the ability to plan developmentally appropriate, integrated curriculum.  Students will also examine the current literature on developmentally appropriate reading and writing experiences for young children.  Students will apply knowledge of cultural and linguistic diversity to curriculum and experiences, which support the diverse needs of the children and families in their communities.  This course satisfies the CDA Competencies #2, #3, #5, and #6.  A prerequisite of CD 1103 is required for this course. OSRHE Matrix: CD 109


CD 2123 Health, Safety & Nutrition for Children  3-0-3

This course prepares students to provide safe indoor/outdoor environments, promote good nutrition practices, and contribute to children’s healthy well being.  Practical application of health and safety issues in group care are emphasized, including resources needed for working with children and families in our diverse society.  The student will plan educational activities and goals for children which focus on concepts children need for self-care.  This course satisfies the requirements for CDA Competency #1.  A prerequisite of CD1103 is required. 


CD 2143 Family and Community Relationships  3-0-3

Family and Community Relationships is a course for students preparing for careers with children and families, and for students who want to understand how children develop within the context of the family and society.  Students will recognize the main theoretical perspectives that demonstrate the importance of relationships to establish positive relationships with families and collaboration with communities to enhance the development of all children, including culturally diverse and special needs children.  This course satisfies the CDA Competency #4.


CD 2163 Administration of Early Childhood Programs  3-0-3

A course designed for directors of child care facilities, including centers and family child care homes, serving  children from infancy through the early primary years.  The student will identify criteria for managing a budget, supervising staff, planning programs, and creating safe, healthy environments.  The student will recognize the importance of parent involvement and review the state regulations required for the care of children.  Developmentally appropriate practice is emphasized.  Assistant directors and caregivers interested in gaining knowledge in administration would also benefit from this course.  This course satisfies the CDA Competencies #5 and #6. This course provides 32 of the 40 clock hours of director’s training required by DHS to meet certain criteria for the Stars Program.


CD 2333 Field Experience 3-0-3

This course is required for Child Development majors who have not worked in an early childhood program serving children, birth through third grade in the last six months.  Requirements for this course include a practicum in an early childhood setting and written assignments.


CD 2393 Daily Programming for Infants And Toddlers  3-0-3

This course is designed for students who teach in programs that serve infants and toddlers.  Students will examine theories related to cognitive and social development and understand individual differences and their effects on child development.  Students will explore observation methods, supporting play, and curriculum for infants and toddlers.  This course satisfies the CDA Competencies #2, #3 and #5 for infant/toddler certification.


CD 2423 Health, Safety of Young Children   3-0-3

This course will examine the identification and implementation of best practices of health, safety, and nutrition in a variety of early childhood settings.  OSRHE Matrix: CD 106